Zandra W I run this regularly but hope it is still legit to claim this as a completed challenge.
Running a 5k is an excellent goal for new runners, and a great entry point distance into what can seem like a daunting sport. The 5k (3.1 miles) is the perfect distance for first-timers - and is a great milestone for any runner to have achieved. Start increasing the amount of time you're running for, building up to the full distance. Good luck!
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“Forgot to update, but I ran my first 5K (The Color Run) back in August. Completed the run in about 25 mins and was in the first 30 people to complete it! :D Going to get back into working towards my next race...let's get that time down! :D”
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Eunice Y encouraged this.
Brandy C I'm looking forward to my 1st 5K this Saturday. So nervous and excited all at the same time. Can't wait to mark this challenge Complete:)
Lindy S encouraged this.
i like this plan too. haven't done any running in yrs, but i have been cycling alot for the last 3 months. winter is coming in, evenings are getting dark so i'm going to mix up my indoor cycle training with some jogging. i hope :-)
Kylee F First official 5K done! I think The Color Run was a good choice for a first one, a lot less pressure.
Adrian R Some friends and I are doing one of the Color runs in 5 weeks. I'm not a runner... Looking for any advice on where to start. I looked at the C25K stuff. Looks like I might start there, but any other help would be great. Thanks
Claire W Tomorrow start training for my first 5k. Have been running for two months now and have completed total beginners program. Can run for 10 minutes straight (at slow pace) and looking forward to building this up. Will complete this before end of April :)
Monica S I have ran a lot of 5ks, can I take this one to mark my first for the year? For my one personal tracking.
Why not ask for some advice from other Challenge takers, or read some of the Challenge guides first?OK, I'll keep working at it!
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